Thursday, July 14, 2011


I have always loved baklava. It is a wonderful greek dessert or breakfast! And surprisingly it is really easy to make!


9x13 in square pan
Damp Cloth
Basting Brush
Sharp knife
Stove top pan


8 oz Any kind of chopped nuts
8oz of Phyllo dough (a regular box has 16oz)
1 cup of butter (1/2 for layers and 1/2 for buttering the pan)
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Dash of Nutmeg
1/2 cup Water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla


Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9x13in Pan. Roll out phyllo dough and place damp cloth over it. Mix together nuts, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a bowl and set aside.

Melt butter in a cup. Start off with 2 layers of the phyllo dough and lay them in the pan, brush with butter.

Then repeat 3 more times. Then add a layer of the nut mixture. Then 2 layers of the phyllo dough. Brush with butter.

Then repeat until you have 8 layers of phyllo dough left for the top. Once you have that repeat the bottom layer steps. Then cut with a sharp knife into squares or diamonds before baking.

Then bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. While baking, in pan add the water and sugar. Simmer until sugar is completely dissolved. Add the honey and vanilla and simmer for 20 minutes.

Once the Baklava is done baking take out of oven and pour over the sugar liquid immediately.


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